Chris Hughton to resist January spending

Norwich manager Chris HughtonNorwich manager Chris Hughton has distanced himself from making multiple moves in the January transfer market.

The Canaries have reversed their early season poor form recently, moving clear of the relegation zone and to within four points of Champions League qualification.

Hughton has been heavily linked with Brighton duo Craig Mackail-Smith and Liam Bridcutt of late, but with a number of his players performing well, the Carrow Road chief says he may avoid wholesale changes in the New Year:

“Of course if you can strengthen your team you will look to do it, but it is not as easy as that. We have a real competitive group and a strong squad who are all fighting.” He is quoted by SkySports.

“Sometimes players who you might think can strengthen your team, it is not the best time to do that in January.

“We will look at it, but if you are asking me will we definitely bring in, then I don’t know.”

He also believes that his team must maintain their level of performance if they are to keep clear of relegation:

“Every match is still tough for us and we have to be on top of our game to win. We know we have to be disciplined in every performance and everything has to be based on a real hard-working team ethic.

“At some stage we will not be able to continue this run because, for a team like us, it is impossible.

“But at the moment, we are in good form and giving everything to get a result. If you can do that, then you always have a chance.”